MVES displays creativity at art show

ALABASTER – Students at Meadow View Elementary School had the opportunity to show off their artwork and participate in a variety of art-themed activities during the school’s annual Spring Fling and Art Show on the evening of Thursday, April 19.

“All of the students have their art displayed with their classrooms,” PTO President Erika Zoebelein said. “It’s a family event with free activities.”

“Every student has at least one piece of art on display, including our preschoolers,” MVES art teacher Melissa McMurray said.

Third grader Kori Bond said she got to pick between several pieces of work she had completed throughout the year in her art class. She said she picked a painting with doughnuts, because it was her favorite.

“We got to pick the design that we wanted, and I thought it looked really good,” Kori said. “I mixed the colors together to make something I really like and then I decorated and used my imagination.”

The event featured inflatables, a trackless train and several stations where students could make art by decorating flower pots, using Christmas lights and blocks to make “light boxes,” drawing over textured rubbing plates and participating in a drawing activity sponsored by Yung Rembrandts.

McMurray said the student also recognized first grader Jillian Howanitz, second grader Olivia Bogart and third grader Rob Chenault, who each submitted artwork to the Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest. According to McMurray, 32 MVES students also had work displayed at the Alabaster City Schools Art Show earlier that week.

According to Zoebelein, several of the food vendors, including Dixieland Funnel Cakes, Pazzo Big Slice Pizza and Kona Ice donated a portion of their profits to the school.

Principal Rachea Simms said the Spring Fling and Art Show celebrated the students’ creativity while also showing appreciation for their families.

“It’s really a gift from our PTO to our families for all the support they give,” Simms said.